The Capital City

The Capital City (HM5QE)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19106 Philadelphia County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 56.856', W 75° 9.084'

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Philadelphia thrived. Founded in 1682, it became a haven of religious tolerance. As a Quaker and a victim of discrimination, William Penn believed strongly in allowing others to worship freely.
The city's growth rested on economics as well. By the 1770s, it ranked as the most important commercial city in North America and one of the British Empire's largest. Its importance and central location made it the logical place for aggrieved colonists to gather.
In 1774, the First Continental Congress met in Carpenters Hall, a few blocks from here. In nearby Independence Hall, the Second Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence. In 1787, the Constitutional Convention met there to write the Constitution of the United States. And from 1790 to 1800, the new federal government used the city as its national capital.
Thus from 1774 to 1800, Philadelphia functioned, with brief interludes, as the political capital of the emerging nation.
HM NumberHM5QE
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 4:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487066 N 4421952
Decimal Degrees39.94760000, -75.15140000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.856', W 75° 9.084'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 51.36" N, 75° 9' 5.04" W
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Area Code(s)267, 484, 215, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600-630 Walnut St, Philadelphia PA 19106, US
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